Double Ringer Tall Bearded Iris

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At a glance, the Double Ringer Tall Bearded Iris (Iris germanica 'Double Ringer') looks like an angel! With its glowing yellows and soft creamy ruffled petals, this Iris will bless your garden and warm your heart! It has a sweet scent that pollinators love, and this Iris charms butterflies and hummingbirds, as much as it will charm your indoor bouquets!

We bet you're wondering how this Iris earned its name. While it is a ringer when it comes to performance, the Double Ringer Iris shows off with yellow rings around white, perfectly ruffled falls. Its ivory-white standards also feature a hint of yellow around their edges. This lovely Iris also glows with purplish haft marks that poke out just below its orange 'beards'.

Your yard will glow in late spring as the Double Ringer Tall Bearded Iris blooms. This iris isn't just breathtaking, its flowers are massive! Gardeners often remark how impressed they are that its stems are strong enough to hold these 5-inch blooms!

This heavenly sight is made even more dramatic by how tall this Iris grows. The Double Ringer is one of the tallest Iris varieties you will find! Its blossoms soar above its pleasant green sword-shaped foliage. These German Iris grow up to 3-4 feet tall, and 1-2 feet wide throughout USDA planting zones 4 to 9, handling heat and winters chill with ease.

Planting and Application:

Plant your Double Ringer Tall Bearded Iris as a front border or foundation planting. For a real show, try a mass planting in the center of your yard or along your driveway and sidewalks without taking up too much space.

This gorgeous Iris is also ideal for cut gardens since it makes any flower arrangement more stunning! Any garden also becomes a pollinator garden, so tuck these flowers into your Cottage Gardens, mixed pollinator borders, in Rock gardens, and around Rain gardens! Hummingbirds will also arrive to sip nectar!

Small space gardens and planters of all sizes gain height and color with this small footprint, romantic plant. Keep these glowing blooms in mixed containers as thrillers, mixing and melding beautifully with other gold, cream, and orange blooms!

  • Large White & Golden Blooms That Appear to Glow
  • One of the Tallest Varieties of Iris
  • Vertical Sword-Like Leaves
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Vibrant Cut Flowers & Container Thrillers
  • Beds & Borders, Easy Mass Plantings & Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For best results, plant your Double Ringer in well-drained soil in full or partial sun. It will come back year after year to dazzle your garden and impress your neighbors! Bearded Iris does best with mounded soil and begins to root after two to three weeks. Water it well for the first year. Once established, it is quite drought-tolerant, so wait for its soil to dry before watering it.

All plants appreciate a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over their roots, especially Iris rhizomes prefer only to be partially covered. Prune your Iris foliage back in late fall near the ground and cover it with an additional layer of mulch. The German Iris will be ready to divide and thin after about two to three years. You don't have to worry about rabbits or deer munching on them either.

Information About Bare Root Iris

Bare root Iris are shipped as nice fresh-cut divisions with two to three fans of green tops. Keep in mind each Iris variety can have slightly different-sized roots When you plant your Tall Bearded Iris rhizome, mound up soil and leave the top 1/3rd of the rhizome exposed.

Note, that it's best to cover the rhizome with a thin layer of mulch or leaves to protect it during the coldest months but make sure to uncover in the spring. Water well for the first year. Irises are best planted from late summer into fall.

  • Full Sun & Afternoon Shade
  • Well-Drained Rich Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Relatively Drought-Tolerant Once Established
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Prune Back in Late Autumn
  • Deer, Rabbit & Squirrel Resistant
  • Easy to Care For & Reliable Perennial

You don't need a halo to own the Double Ringer Tall Bearded Iris! Order yours today and bathe your spring in gold and creamy whites. This glowing beauty won't stay in stock, so order yours now!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Double Ringer Tall Bearded Iris Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Iris germanica 'Double Ringer'
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low to Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Perennial
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes